karl_lembke (karl_lembke) wrote,
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Evolution vs. WD Theory

LJ user q_pheevr has an essay on the battle over linguistics in a Pennsylvania school.
Linguists here in Canada have been following closely, with a mixture of amusement, bemusement, and, it must be admitted, a little trepidation, the deliberations of our neighbours to the south, who are currently considering, in a courtroom in Pennsylvania, whether "Wrathful Dispersion Theory," as it is called, should be taught in the public schools alongside evolutionary theories of historical linguistics.
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